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Brisbane Beginnings 1: Dutton Park
The first book in the 'Brisbane Beginnings' series explores the hidden history of this unique suburb. Contains a wealth of fully-referenced information about Aboriginal and early European history in the area, local residents, street names, houses, schools, the Catholic Church, and the prison, cemetery, pound and recreation reserves.
This book is an update of the 'Dutton Park' publication from Inside History (2009).
Christopher Dawson and Tracey Olivieri (2020)
40 pages, with illustrations and full endnotes
‘Two Division’ contains the last surviving cellblocks of the larger Boggo Road prison complex that operated in Brisbane for over a century. After starting life in 1903 as a state-of-the-art prison for women, Two Division went on become one of the most notorious male prisons in Australian history before its enforced closure in 1989. This publication provides a concise, information-packed history of this prison and its people, highlighting the unique qualities that make it such an important historical site.' This book is an expanded update of the 'Last Prison Standing' publication from Inside History (2005). Christopher Dawson (2020) 64 pages, with illustrations and full endnotes RRP: $8.00 ISBN: 978-0-9873669-4-8
A primary-aged children's educational book that answers such questions as, What can headstones tell you about people? What do all those decorations on the headstones mean? How did people try to avoid being buried alive? Why do we have cemeteries anyway? Children will become cemetery experts with Graveyard Explorer . This book is an update of the 'Graveyard Explorer' publication from Inside History (2012). Christopher Dawson (2020) 44 pages, with colour illustrations and full endnotes RRP: $5.00 ISBN: 978-0-6489303-1-0
Mutineers, murderers, sheep-stealers and runaways. These are the stories of the twelve Moreton Bay convicts who were hanged in the 1820s and 1830s. Find out about the teenage pickpocket sentenced to death three times and the acrobat who became the most notorious of all New South Wales hangmen. And was convict life really so bad that men committed murder just for the 'escape' of being hanged? This book is an update of the 'Dirty Dozen' publication from Inside History (2007). Christopher Dawson (2020) 48 pages with illustrations, endnotes and bibliography RRP: $6.00 ISBN: 978-0-9873669-2-4